Earlier this year, Gold Standard published a set of principles to guide development of new requirements for certified projects in the voluntary carbon market as the rulebook for the Paris Agreement comes into force in 2021. These principles aim to ensure that the voluntary carbon market continue to catalyse new, ambitious climate action without displacing current policy ambition or corporate ambition.

We are seeking inputs and feedback on our proposed new guideline for dealing with Double Counting risks concerning GS VERS. These risks occur in countries or regions where a regulated carbon cap and trade or carbon tax system is in operation and where these may inadvertently monetise the same reduced emission a second time.

Black Carbon Quantification Methodology

Sustainable Cities Programme Framework

Certification of emissions reductions from black carbon

Incentivizing supply chain resource efficiency

Land Use & Forests Framework, A/R Requirements

Low greenhouse gas food preservation

Agriculture product processing methodology

Microscale cookstove methodology